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  1. Lewis,1688–1744, English author.
  2. Also The·o·bold [thee-uh-bohld] /ˈθi əˌboʊld/. a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for theobald

Historical Examples of theobald

  • She added, as if it was an afterthought, that Mrs. Theobald's letter had arrived that morning.

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    E. M. Forster

  • You can't put her off with Mrs. Theobald; she knows as well as we do that she is a nonentity.

  • But does not Mrs. Theobald always take any initiative from you?

  • Theobald noticed the fact that he was being contradicted in a moment.

  • A combat with Romanism might even yet win for her and Theobald the crown of martyrdom.

Word Origin and History for theobald


masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Theobaldus, from Old High German Theudobald, from theuda "folk, people" + bald "bold." Form influenced in Medieval Latin by the many Greek-derived names beginning in Theo-.

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